BERD Consulting

Fee Based Biostatistics Consulting

In addition to the free resources available to all iRISE members, the Faculty & Staff of the Division of Biostatistics are available to consult on a fee basis for both UTHSC & Non-UTHSC clients. After an initial free consultation, investigators will be provided with an estimate outlining the project's scope, timeline, and projected cost.


Our PhD and MS level biostatisticians are highly trained in a range of statistical and analytic methods, including:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • ANOVA, regression, logistic regression
  • Bayesian data analyses
  • Sample size and power estimation
  • Statistical genomics
  • Survival analyses
  • Meta-analysis
  • Principal component and factor analysis
  • Path modeling
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Cluster analysis
  • Complex survey data analysis
  • Statistical simulations and graphics
  • Profile analysis
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Mixed effects models
  • Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)
  • Propensity Score Matching (PSM)
  • Evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction
  • Estimation of median lethal doses (LD50)/quantal dose-response curves


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Biostatisticians & Epidemiologists

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Dr. Jim Y. Wan received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1981, & his Ph.D. in Statistics from Yale University in 1987. He collaborates with faculty across the whole campus on statistical methods for clinical and epidemiologic data and health services research. These collaborations have resulted in more than 130 peered-reviewed articles and close to 200 abstracts presented in major national and international scientific conferences. His research interest has been devoted to the analysis of failure time data. Competing risks must be taken into account in the study of how risk factors affect a specific cause of failure. In the past he studied two generalized Cox regression models in the competing risks setting. Another research interest is the use of Poisson regression and logistic regression in epidemiologic studies. This has resulted in a publication on Poisson regression.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Quynh earned her PhD in Biology with a concentration in Bioinformatics and MS degrees in Statistics and Bioinformatics from the University of Memphis. Dr. Tran also holds a BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook. She has extensive experience working on large-scale biological datasets such as microarray, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq. She has served as a biostatistician on several clinical studies such as TARGIT (Treating Adults at Risk for weight Gain with Interactive Technology) and CANDLE (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood). Dr. Tran is interested in translational research in childhood obesity and eczema. Other areas of research interest include data mining, statistical methods for large-scale epidemiologic data, bioinformatics applications and methods for NGS data.
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